Bachelor of Applied Science


The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi builds on knowledge and skills students with formal training in a vocational-technical studies area have acquired.  Students may choose from 11 different tracks to obtain the degree.  Each track is designed to meet a workforce need and is comprised of interdisciplinary course requirements. The following tracks are available:
  • Applied Leadership
  • Childhood Development/Early Childhood
  • Community and Mental Health
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Information Mapping
  • Emergency Response
  • Environmental and Occupational Safety
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Information Technology
  • Legal Studies
  • Technical Communication

Admission: Students need an AAS degree from a recognized program or completion of up to 33 hours of vocational/technical credit from an accredited junior college.  Students must have completed some vocational-technical training to be admitted into the program.

If you would like to apply, please:

  1. Submit an application to the university by going to https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX.  Mark “Applied Science” as your major.
  2. Send transcripts from all of the colleges you have previously attended.  
  3. Send an email to bas.coordinator@tamucc.edu so that the coordinator may petition to bring in the necessary vocational/technical hours for review.  This will help expedite the process. 
  4. Once your application is complete, you will receive an admission decision in about 2 weeks.

Feel free to contact the Islander Transition Center to schedule an appointment, if you have questions at any step of the process.

Program Contact Information:

Islander Transition Center
Office: Faculty Center 148
Phone: (361) 825-2700